The Green Papers: Pennsylvania 2009 General Election
This page is for offices up for election in 2009. Find 2010 elections here.
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Electoral Votes:21(3.90% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:19(4.37% of 435)
2000 Census:12,300,670 (4.36% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):9,155,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):7,781,997
Capital:Harrisburg
 

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Pennsylvania State and Local Government

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 111th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr.
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Democratic Senator Arlen Specter
First elected: as a Republican 1980; re-elected: 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004; changed party affiliation to Democratic 30 April 2009.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Edward G. "Ed" Rendell
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Elected on a ticket with the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Joseph B. "Joe" Scarnati, III
Entered office (was Senate President Pro Tempore): 13 November 2008 upon the passing of Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

111th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 111th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
12 Democratic (11 Undetermined, 1 Open);
7 Republican (6 Undetermined, 1 Open)

CD 1
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Democratic Congressman Robert A. Brady
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 2
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Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 3
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Democratic Congressman Kathleen Ann "Kathy" Dahlkemper
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 4
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Democratic Congressman Jason Altmire
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 5
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Republican Congressman Glenn W. "G.T." Thompson
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 6
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Republican Congressman Jim Gerlach
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - December 2008: Announced that he will not run for re-election in 2010.
5 February 2009: Filed to run for Governor in 2010.

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Democratic Congressman Joseph A. "Joe" Sestak, Jr.
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - Candidate for the Senate Class 3 seat in 2010.

CD 8
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Democratic Congressman Patrick J. Murphy
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 9
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Republican Congressman William Franklin "Bill" Shuster
First elected 15 May 2001 to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of Bud Shuster.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 10
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Democratic Congressman Christopher P. "Chris" Carney
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 11
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Democratic Congressman Paul E. Kanjorski
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 12
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Democratic Congressman John P. Murtha
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 13
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Democratic Congressman Allyson Y. Schwartz
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 14
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Democratic Congressman Mike Doyle
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 15
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Republican Congressman Charles W. "Charlie" Dent
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

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Republican Congressman Joseph R. "Joe" Pitts
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 17
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Democratic Congressman T. Timothy "Tim" Holden
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 18
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Republican Congressman Tim Murphy
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

CD 19
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Republican Congressman Todd R. Platts
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. Term Limit: 2 terms

  Republican Attorney General Tom Corbett
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
The current Attorney General is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Open Seat - 16 March 2009: Filed paperwork to form an exploratory committee to run for Governor

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012. Term Limit: 2 terms

  Democratic Treasurer Robert "Rob" McCord
First elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
The current Treasurer is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Auditor General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2008, 2012

  Democratic Auditor General Jack Wagner
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
Open Seat - Candidate for Governor in 2010

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 17 incumbents
  Republican: 9 incumbents
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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2009 Primaries and Runoffs for Statewide offices/Congress
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